Full House in Honda Challenge at Carolina Motorsports Park

Full House in Honda Challenge at Carolina Motorsports Park

It was another great NASA weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park in February, even with on-and-off rain keeping the track damp and the racers guessing which tires to run. The rain was not heavy for warmup and qualifying, so vision was good, but it kept the track wet enough to make finding grip difficult. The good news is we were consuming less brake pad!
The H1 race started off wet, but turned dry quickly and the lap times were dropping. Grip was still questionable, but racers will be racers, knowing that if we lay down enough rubber, the grip will come back, and some of those heavy V8 cars do that quickly. At the green flag, polesitter John Putnam jumped into the lead by Turn 1 and the front-wheel-drive K24 power pulled away from Rob Oxford and Stephen Pearce quickly. Five laps in, Oxford made a pass on Putnam after the Kink

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